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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's influence in Africa will only grow

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... in Tanzania's largest city, Dar es Salaam, and what strikes you? The fact that the overwhelming number of players are Chinese. If the Chinese are not quite everywhere in Africa, their numbers, investments and trade have mushroomed over the past 10 years. If one compares Chinese and US investment in Tanzania, there is no contest. China has been in Africa before. The first time was also ...

  2. End the stereotypes about Africa

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... in Africa. I have seen political opponents hung from the bridges of the main thoroughfare in Conakry, Guinea. I have lived for months the village life in Lesotho and Tanzania. I walk the streets ... and corruption. Now it hums with economic activity and democratic exuberance. On the other side of the continent, Tanzania was for so long a failed Christian socialist experiment. Now it has embraced ...

  3. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Rubbery numbers still add up to big role in Africa

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... is Africa's top investor, analysts agree President Xi Jinping's visit to the continent underscores China's continued role as a major economic player there. This week, Xi visited Tanzania ... During Xi's visit to Tanzania earlier this week, China and Tanzania signed 16 economic agreements worth US$16 billion, while China Merchants Bank signed a deal to extend a loan ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi's African balancing act

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... That will require ties based on co-operation and mutual benefit. Xi set the right tone in a speech in Tanzania, the first of three African stops. He said there was a need to "respect Africa's ... and hire more local workers. Xi has reflected concerns well during his stops in Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo. He has unveiled training and scholarship programmes, pledged aid ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Ahead of Russia and Africa visit, Xi pledges support for development

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... by a tour of three African nations: Tanzania, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He will also attend the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, from March 26 to 27. ...

  6. News - China

    Xi Jinping prepares to visit Africa

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 02:12pm by Reuters in Bejing

    ... week, would visit South Africa, Tanzania and Republic of Congo, as well as Russia, though he provided no exact dates. “China and Africa are good brothers, good friends and good partners. ...

  7. Be calmed

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Kate Eshelby

    ... Kate Eshelby 'It's the metal in my leg,' Nialls explains as he passes through security at Arusha airport, in one of Tanzania's busiest tourist towns, causing the beeper ... his crime-infested homeland of South Africa to live in Tanzania. The country has never suffered civil war, although Nialls has; the metal in his leg came from an attack in Ivory Coast ...

  8. News - World - SOCIETY

    Model Thando Hopa helping to defeat prejudice against albinos

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Johannesburg

    ... supposedly to bring wealth. An advocacy group called Under the Same Sun estimated that 71 people with albinism were killed in Tanzania between 2006 and this year, while 31 survived machete attacks. ...

  9. News - China

    China looks to Russia, Africa after transition

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 07:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s new president will pay a state visit to Russia and three African countries, the foreign minister said Saturday, with Beijing looking to step up diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition. Chinese Foreign minister Yang Jiechi said the visit would take place “soon” and that Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo would ...

  10. India should stick to business in Africa

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and markets if it wished to sustain its 8 per cent per annum growth rates. Last month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh belatedly made a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania to try to make good ...




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